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Old 05-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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Reuse Oil

In most of the Indian snacks preperation, it involves deep frying. I was wondering how many times we can reuse oil which is used for deep frying? I generally throw away after using for 2 times.

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Old 05-08-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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Gosh I use mine a lot more than that, it will start looking bad, then I pitch. Still kickin"
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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once it is dark...like can't see anything under an inch of the surface, toss it. But for sure, you can use it more then twice.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Hi Sankum, hello from a fellow Indian. I normally let the oil cool and then strain it through a fine strainer into a container. Let the oil sit for atleast a day and all the particles will settle to the bottom and you will have clear oil on the top that you can reuse several times over.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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I don't know anything about Indian food but I save my oil until it starts to look too "dirty" or dark...when you can't see past the surface anymore it's time to toss it!
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
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When you save the oil, do you refrigerate it.

How do you dispose of it?
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:53 PM   #7
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No need to refrigerate. Keep it in a cool dark spot.
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:44 PM   #8
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I use a fabric called Bilene to filter the oil in my commercial cookers and buy it from our local Haberdashery or Arts and Craft stores, it's very cheap and does an excellent job. There are several grades but the heavy one is to fine and also the hotter the oil the easier it flows through the filter.

Tailors use it as a lining to stiffen up clothing
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #9
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When I fry shrimp in oil, can I reuse that oil a couple of weeks later to make more shrimp?
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:43 PM   #10
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When I fry shrimp in oil, can I reuse that oil a couple of weeks later to make more shrimp?
I've done it before...just keep it in a covered container...I wouldn't reccommend cooking anything else in there though unless you want everything to taste like shrimp
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